India's second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2 successfully launched on Monday. With this, India has gone down in history with its remarkable achievement of sending its most ambitious lunar mission to date.
The mission has been special for a variety of reasons. Despite the last-minute glitch, scientists worked round the clock to get it working and ready for launch on Monday. Apart from being a super ambitious project, it has also been made with a shoe-string budget. It costed less than the movie Interstellar, if we were to put things in perspective here.
Indian at heart, Indian in spirit!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 22, 2019
What would make every Indian overjoyed is the fact that #Chandrayaan2 is a fully indigenous mission.
It will have an Orbiter for remote sensing the Moon and also a Lander-Rover module for analysis of lunar surface.
Meet Muthayya Vanitha and Ritu Karidhal, the two female scientists responsible for fuelling India's successful Chandrayaan-2 mission.
What makes the #Chandrayaan2 launch even more special is that both @isro scientists leading this mission are women - Ritu Karidhal and M Vanitha! Congratulation to both of them for this achievement when space research is still a male dominated fieldhttps://t.co/5RCUVCxiLi— Atishi (@AtishiAAP) July 22, 2019
Twitter hailed these iconic scientists, whose tireless work has put India on moon.
I salute @Isro scientists for making India a space super power by successfully launching #Chandrayaan2. Congratulations to the @isro team led by space scientists M.Vanitha & Ritu Karidhal. I wish the mission a grand success.— Vishal Patil (@VishalPatilNSUI) July 23, 2019
Proud moment for India🇮🇳💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/0HUPE3DESM
Feeling so proud.— Geeta Chhabra (@ChhabraGeeta) July 22, 2019
Congratulations to these two great ladies of India.
Our women have proven ability of women. Salute 🙏👏👏👏— S S Batra 🇮🇳 (@Surendr48293441) July 22, 2019
Salute!!!! This should be part of our school syllabus.... Stories be told... Millions of our girls will get inspired and join Science stream— Mihir Jha ✍️ (@MihirkJha) July 22, 2019
That last like was the clincher. :) so happy to see India throwing up new role models other than Bollywood actors for young girls to emulate. 🇮🇳— The Rupee Room (@VikramBarhat) July 23, 2019
What makes this mission even more special is that the #RituKaridhal is the Mission Director & #MVanitha is the Project Director of Chandrayaan-2 are both women scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation & 30 percent of the team leading Chandrayaan-2 are all women. pic.twitter.com/JC0uicCxHA— AMAN KUMAWAT (@aman_kumawat) July 22, 2019
Shout out to the two ladies who led the team behind the successful #Chandrayaan launch M Vanitha and Ritu Kardhial.— Advaita Kala / अद्वैता काला (@AdvaitaKala) July 22, 2019
Ms Kardhial was involved with Mangalyaan too!
Women in India leading space exploration - great role models for young girls - sky isnt the limit - neither is space!
If Lunar landing of Apollo 11 was hailed as 'Giant leap for mankind' the launch of #Chandrayaan2 will be remembered as a 'Giant leap for womankind.'— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) July 22, 2019
Congratulations to the @isro team led by space scientists M.Vanitha & Ritu Karidhal for India's leap to the lunar south pole. pic.twitter.com/EtFh8baM0G
Although we will be the first country in the world to explore this region, what makes us even more proud is the fact that this mission is being led entirely by women. #Chandrayaan2— Feminism in India (@FeminismInIndia) July 22, 2019
While Muthayya Vanitha is the Project Director of this Rs. 1000 crore mission, Ritu Karidhal is working as a Mission Director on the same project. #Chandrayaan2— Feminism in India (@FeminismInIndia) July 22, 2019
While this entire mission was a step up for India, it was much bigger step for the Indian female scientists.